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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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The definitive Populuxe film on 1950s automotive, industrial, interior and architectural design.
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Topics: Design, Automobiles: Design and manufacturing, Futurism
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by Transfilm
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History, technology and 1950s-era practice of the telegraphy business.
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Topic: Communication: Telegrams
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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eye 748
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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eye 32,171
favorite 34
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Highway engineering and development in the pre-Interstate era.
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Topics: Infrastructure: Roads and highways, Land use, Civil engineering
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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eye 26,269
favorite 76
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This institutional film was designed to promote Chevrolet's corporate citizenship rather than any specific model of automobile. While it forcefully demonstrates how central automobile manufacturing is to the American economy, it even more strikingly shows the effects of the automobile upon our landscape. Bombastic narration is accompanied by excellent images of automobile manufacturing, the extraction and processing of raw materials from the earth, and mid-1950s consumerism. Cinematography:...
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Topics: Manufacturing, Automobiles: Economic effects, Sustainability: 1950s
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by MPO Productions
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eye 30,730
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Operations of the New York Central Railroad. Producer and director: Victor Solow. Introduced by NYCRR president Alfred E. Perlman.
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Topics: Transportation: Railroad, Occupations: Railroad, New York State
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by MPO Productions, Inc.
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eye 10,568
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Henry Ford II introduces this film designed to encourage private citizens to unite and support road improvement. Part of the lobbying campaign that culminated in legislation authorizing the Interstate Highway system in 1956, this film shows community efforts to improve and increase safety on the Bayshore Highway in the San Francisco Bay Area; congestion in Pittsburgh and the Golden Triangle redevelopment area; the economic benefits of Boston's circumferential highway, Route 128; and safety...
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Topics: Infrastructure: Roads and highways, San Francisco: Infrastructure, Manifest destiny
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by MPO Productions, Inc.
movies
eye 11,597
favorite 24
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Henry Ford II introduces this film designed to encourage private citizens to unite and support road improvement. Part of the lobbying campaign that culminated in legislation authorizing the Interstate Highway system in 1956, this film shows community efforts to improve and increase safety on the Bayshore Highway in the San Francisco Bay Area; congestion in Pittsburgh and the Golden Triangle redevelopment area; the economic benefits of Boston's circumferential highway, Route 128; and safety...
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Topics: Infrastructure: Roads and highways, San Francisco: Infrastructure, Manifest destiny
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eye 14,600
favorite 20
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Shows development of transportation in the United States during the first half of the 20th century, emphasizing growth of automobile industry, roads and highways.
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Topic: need keyword
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by U.S. Bureau of Public Roads, Department of Agriculture, Educational Film Service
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eye 14,598
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Reviews the history of transportation in the U.S. and promotes the economic and social benefits of more and better public roads..
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Topics: Infrastructure: Roads and highways, Automobiles: History
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by Gary Franchi
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This interview with Edward Snowden was blocked from US & German television networks. No major news outlets are covering this story. The video is immediately taken down every time it’s posted on Youtube. FULL TRANSCRIPT: Interviewer: Mr. Snowden, did you sleep well the last couple of nights? Because, I was reading that you asked for a kind of police protection. Are there any threats? Snowden: There are significant threats but I sleep very well. There was an article that came out in an...
Topics: Edward Snowden, Interview, Media Blackout
Recording from the speech Richard Stallman gave in Skopje, Macedonia on the 3rd of June 2010 - "Copyright vs Community in the age of computer networks" More information about the speech on slobodensoftver.org.mk/rms/ (in Macedonian) Abstract for the speech in english: Copyright developed in the age of the printing press, and was designed to fit with the system of centralized copying imposed by the printing press. But the copyright system does not fit well with computer networks, and...
Topics: richard stallman, lecture, copyright vs. community, skopje, macedonia, copyright, community
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eye 12,579
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Golden Spike ceremonies and celebration for the completion of the Northwestern Pacific Rail Road, October 23-25, 1914. Filmed in Willits, Cain Rock, Arcata and Eureka, California.
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Topics: California: History and culture, Transportation: Railroad, California: "Redwood Empire"
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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eye 24,563
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Importance of railroads to 1950s America. Directed by Haford Kerbawy.
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Topic: Transportation: Railroad
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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eye 17,171
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Everything there is to know about the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad.
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Topic: Transportation: Railroad
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by Murphy (Owen) Productions
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eye 29,093
favorite 49
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Employee orientation film for telephone company workers explaining structure and corporate values of the Bell System. With excellent footage of communications workers and everyday life, in Technicolor.
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Topics: Communication: Telephone, Occupations: General, Occupations: Electronics
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by Holmes (Burton) Films, Inc.
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A telephone technician explains to two young boys how different types of communication foster links and interdependence between people.
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Topics: Communication: General, Interdependence, Sociology
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by Holmes (Burton) Films, Inc.
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Telecommunications workers in the analog era.
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Topics: Occupations: Communications, Communication: Telephone, Communication: Telegraph
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by Zenith Cinema Services, Inc.
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eye 29,291
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Operations of the Rock Island Lines. Includes shots of high-speed "Rocket" freight trains; the operation of classification yards; and scenes of agricultural and industrial areas served by the railroad. Writer and Director: John A. McGee.
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Topics: Transportation: Railroad, U.S.: Midwest, Occupations: Railroad
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by Unknown
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eye 30,055
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Operations of the Southern Pacific Railroad, with many images of the territory that it serves. With excellent footage of snow management and removal operations in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
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Topics: Transportation: Railroad, U.S.: West, California: History and culture
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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eye 53,862
favorite 87
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The definitive Populuxe film on 1950s automotive, industrial, interior and architectural design.
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Topics: Design, Automobiles: Design and manufacturing, Futurism
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by Sutherland (John) Productions, Inc.
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Corporate Cold War-era cartoon linking Bill of Rights to free-enterprise ideology.
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Topics: Cold War, Capitalism, Animation: Advertising
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DV25 version (editable quality) of the famous film. Feel free to reedit/recombine/remix. Please consider uploading your derivative works to Internet Archive. This version was transferred from a new 35mm print made from a restored 35mm negative, which was made from our 1906-era 35mm print. The frameroll problem seen in other versions has been fixed.
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Topics: san francisco, earthquakes, 1906, market street, cities, urban history, lost landscapes, traffic
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by Besler Corporation
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Demonstrates the practicality of steam-driven automobiles, airplanes and trains.
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Topic: Transportation: Steam
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
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eye 31,885
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Shows transportation corridors leading into and out of New York City, and efforts at transportation and infrastructure planning.
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Topics: New York City, Transportation: General, City planning
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc.
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Major steps in the construction of a two-lane (pre-Interstate) highway.
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Topic: Infrastructure: Roads and highways
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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
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Shows, in the imaginative form of a "report from outer space," how the ways of mankind might appear to visitors from another planet.
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Topics: Anthropology, Science fiction
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by Tullio Pellegrini
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Cinemascope homage to the city of San Francisco made by amateur filmmaker and inventor Tullio Pellegrini.
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Topics: san francisco, amateur film, widescreen, Cinemascope, pasta1